Poughkeepsie does an Italian job this weekend

October 3, 2012 by  

This weekend, Poughkeepsie, New York will be hosting its third annual ‘Taste of Little Italy’ festival in Mount Carmel Place. Introduced in 2010 by the Friends of Little Italy Poughkeepsie (FLIP), the event has quickly become a popular tradition in the area.

The festival features Italian food vendors, as well as musicians and performers. This year’s performances come from artists Christopher Maccio, Cherished Memories, The Hit Squad, and Turning Point Entertainment.

The food vendors provide some of the best Italian food in the region. Amici’s Restaurant, La Deliziosa Pastry Shoppe, Orapello’s Wood Burning Pizza, Tousey Winery, and Chilly Willy’s Ice Cream are just some of the food vendors who will be on hand.

There will also be several other non-food vendors at the festival, including cause supporters such as Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie, PAUSE, and The Walkway Over the Hudson.

The event runs from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm on Sunday, October 7, primarily outside or around Cafe Bocca – a restaurant in Mount Carmel. It is free for anyone to attend. Last year, several thousand people showed up to enjoy the festival. There is little doubt that organizers will be turning to printing companies to create promotional materials with the aim of making this year’s turnout even better.

Print companies may be asked to create flyers to draw in attendees from nearby areas like Rhinebeck, New Paltz, or Hyde Park. Vendors may also want their own banners printed to attract customers, as well as business cards to generate repeat clientele from the event.